Sun Moon Lake by bicycle

Sun Moon Lake by bicycle


The island of Taiwan is one of the most bike-friendly place in the world!

The City governments in recent years, has strongly promoted the "bicycle leisure" lane as well as bicycle activities.

Doing a bicycle circuit around Taiwan has now become an item on many people's "bucket list" but not everybody is ready to spend 10 days on a bicycle; let's take it easy and start with this bicycle tour around Sun Moon Lake.

Cycling in Sun Moon Lake is a tranquil tour and will take your breath away.  With the most beautiful senery, Sun Moon Lake cycle path is one of the best cycling areas in the world.

說明 Introduction

Located in the heart of Taiwan, the Sun Moon Lake has long been charming curious foreigners and local visitors alike. Its calm and the colored turquoise water has also inspired many ancient Chinese poets and painters.

The route around the largest lake in Taiwan is a three-hour ride, where visitors can enjoy lake scenery, experience Thao aboriginal culture and learn about the local ecology in the Nantou County.

If you arrive in early spring, you can even catch the cherry blossoms near this mirror-like lake.


Cycling Around Sun Moon Lake

Distance: 53 KM 

Pick up at hotel in Taichung or at the nearest train/bus station---> drive to Sun Moon Lake
Cycle 30 kilometers around Sun Moon Lake
From Xiangshan Visitor Center → Toushe → Ita Thao → Cable car station→ Peacock Garden→ Wenwu Temple → Jiulongkou → Zhaowu Wharf, Shuishe → Xiangshan Visitor Center
In the evening drive back to Taichung or to the original starting point.

Recommended scenic spots - Xiangshan Visitor Center

Xiangshan Visitor Center : The Xiangshan Visitor Center is both for tourism and administrational use. The uniquely designed building has wood-patterned exteriors and wings that stretch like human arms embracing the earth. In addition, the two giant canopy structures, 34 meters long and 8 meters tall each, allow people to enjoy beautiful views of the Sun Moon Lake on top. Having a cup of coffee and enjoying the view of the link of water and sky line will be the most relaxable activity.

Recommended scenic spots - Ita Thao Pier

Ita Thao Pier:This area is an aboriginal village of Thao with a lot of restaurants, shops and hotels, also one of the four wharfs in Sun Moon Lake. There is an Ita Thao trail begins from the Chunghwa Telecom Building, and leads to Syuanzang Temple. It is 500 meters in length. Tourists can visit the temples via the trail, thus it is also regarded as a "Pilgrim Path". 

Recommended scenic spots - Sun Moon Lake Gondola

Sun Moon Lake Gondola : Suggested, rate: NT$300 round trip pass from Sun Moon Lake to the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village which is the most convenient way and the shortest distance from Sun Moon Lake to the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village.  
Business hours:  10:30 ~ 16:00 during weekdays; 10:00 ~ 16:30 during holidays and weekends

注意事項 Notes

Price includes:

 Pick up at your hotel;

 Transportation to the starting point and back to the hotel;

► Bicycle rental;


English speaking assistant;

► Support car with energetic food and water


For reservation and information, please contact:


Taipei City Phone + 886 2 27232188
Taichung City Phone +886 4 37001268  ext 203 for English

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